IDFA Competition for Kids & Docs

    In its long-standing program section Kids & Docs, IDFA presents the best new international children's documentaries. An international jury will evaluate the films and select the winners of the IDFA Award for Best Children's Documentary and the IDFA Special Jury Award for Children’s Documentary. 

    Several of the selected titles each year are the results of IDFA's annual Kids & Docs Workshop, which offers directors the opportunity to develop a documentary for young people.

    Selection 2017

    Andy's Promise
    Nathalie Crum | The Netherlands | 2017 | 16 min.

    Apollo Javakheti 
    Bakar Cherkezishvili | Georgia | 2017 | 16 min.
    Also selected for the IDFA Competition for Student Documentary.

    A Butcher's Heart
    Marijn Frank | The Netherlands | 2017 | 15 min.

    Kendis
    Bibi Fadlalla | The Netherlands | 2017 | 15 min.
    Also screening during IDFA Junior.

    Kids on the Silk Road: Life Is a Beach
    Jens Pedersen | Denmark | 2017 | 23 min.

    Kids on the Silk Road: Music in My Blood
    Jens Pedersen | Denmark | 2017 | 22 min.

    Kojo
    Michael Fequiere | United States | 2016 | 15 min.
    Also screening during IDFA Junior.

    L I S T E N
    Astrid Bussink | The Netherlands | 2017 | 15 min.

    Lenno & the Angelfish
    Shamira Raphaëla | The Netherlands | 2017 | 19 min.

    The Monsoonshow
    Anneke de Lind van Wijngaarden, Annelies Kruk | The Netherlands | 2017 | 16 min.

    My Happy Complicated Family
    Tessa Pope | The Netherlands | 2017 | 17 min.
    Also screening during IDFA Junior.

    Sulukule Mon Amour
    Azra Deniz Okyay | Turkey | 2016 | 7 min.

    Tongue Cutters
    Solveig Melkeraaen | Norway | 2017 | 83 min.

    True Love in Pueblo Textil
    Horatio Baltz | Cuba, United States | 2017 | 5 min.
    Also screening during IDFA Junior.

    Volte
    Monika Kotecka, Karolina Poryzala | Poland | 2017 | 14 min.